Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
hagel's path to confirmation has just got a lot more complicated and a lot more difficult. for the first time in history, a nominee to be secretary of defense is forced to clear a 60-vote threshold in the senate to win con confirmation, and ths only the third time in history that any presidential candidate nominee to any post has been forced to win a cloture vote. >> it's the first time in the history of our country that a presidential nominee or secretary of defense has been filibusterde. what a shame. that's the way it is. i ask the concept that under rule 22, the corum be waved, and i asked the cloture vote and ask to honor the rule that the vote occurs friday. lou: hagel, until today, seemed assured of nomination having the support of the entire democratic senate caucus and two republican senators, and then he lost a critical vote this afternoon. republican senator, susan collins of maine decided she could not vote for him. collins, a long serving republican moderate said, quote, i'm unable to support the senator to be the next secretary of defense because i do not believe his positi
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
in the 20 # 1 games. reid accusing republicans of blocking of defense nomination. hagel needs support of five republicans to clear the way for an up or down vote. they are putting national security at risk to delay a vote. president lyndon b. johnson's letter are released today. lbj proposed to # the 21-year-old on their first day in 1934. it took a courtship of 100 letters over ten weeks before he won her over. those are your headlines. roses are red, violates -- violets are blue, dear lori, now back to you. [laughter] >> happy valentine's day, my friend. >> happy valentine's day. >> lbj didn't mess around. >> no, ten weeks. >> worked quickly, good for him. there's a blistering letter cement by big u.s. banks and regulators to the e.u. blasting the new tax on financial transactions hurting investors worldwide, and you warned me, this is big news. very important. >> it's a developing story. we got the letter here, 11 countries in the e.u. are moving to assess a tax on trades around the world meaning stocks and bonds meaning it could hit your 401(k) account and not know it's happening.
Feb 14, 2013 9:20am EST
now have enough votes to block chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary. we will see what happens. obama solution to fix the economy, more spending and lots of it. my take on that next. ♪ [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. all your imptant legal matters in just minutes. protect youramily... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technologyhat allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfor
Feb 14, 2013 11:00am EST
, get in the way of chuck hagel becoming defense secretary. also, republicans will have to pay a price, right? connell: it looks like we have the speaker of the house. the breaking news out of washington. let's listen to the live comment. >> in two weeks we will have a ceremony here at the state capital. they will gather. this will be the first statue of an african american woman to be placed here in the capital. i cannot think of a more fitting honor for a great american hero that still inspires us all. on tuesday, the president laid out his agenda. it is one i largely disagreed with. notably, i think it lacked any new ideas. to the millions of americans still asking the questions, where are the jobs? more of the same stuff. the president likes to attack congress. i think it must start with the part of this congress. what can't he get passed in the united states senate? the president wants more stimulus spending. we know that does not create jobs. i would expect the senate to take it out. the president wants more tax hikes that destroys jobs. this is not the agenda that many americans